Rumshock Veterans Foundation
A Sustainable Community for Veterans with Four Important Components…
There is no way to adequately thank the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom and safety. But we can offer them a second chance – an opportunity to be successful members of a supportive community! The staff and volunteers at Rumshock Veterans Foundation are working to do all we can to offer veterans the opportunity to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health as well as reconnect with society through meaningful activities. There are four components to the Foundation’s sustainable program: 1) Victory Village, a tiny home community; 2) Hydroponic Farming, maintained by Village residents; 3) Victory Transportation, to assist Village residents in making appointments to healthcare providers and other necessities; and 4) E-Waste Recycling, involving the recovery of materials to be used in future production.
After meeting with client, we determined that they would need a business plan, a website, publicity, and a series of on-going fund-raising events.
Suffern, New York, High School Students in the Interior Design Class, under the direction of their teacher, Shawna Strenfel, were invited to present their ideas for the interiors of the tiny homes that will comprise Rumshock’s Victory Village Community. Victory Village is a custom-building project, that’s the first master-planned tiny house community, on 75 acres. The pint-sized village initially consisting of six dwellings with private backyards will cater to ecologically aware small space veteran dwellers. Edible herb landscaping, a hydroponic production facility, as well as a glorious urban garden are just some of the green amenities that are planned.
All homes will include energy-saving features for reducing the community’s overall footprint including solar power and water reclamation. In 2020 Rumshock Veterans Foundation was awarded a $400,000 grant from NY State Sen. Jen Metzger for this project.